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Chagaev destroys Pianeta

GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Ruslan Chagaev TKO 1 Francesco Pianeta
Apti Davtaev KO 2 Jakov Gospic
Alexander Dimitrenko TKO 2 Zoltan Csala
Tom Schwarz UD 8 Konstantin Airich

Weights from Magdeburg: Chagaev 246 – Pianeta 242.5

Promoters Timur Dugazaev (Akhmat Promotion / Terek Box Event) and Ulf Steinforth (SES Boxing) are keeping their word at the “Heavy Night” in Magdeburg, Germany, tomorrow (Saturday, July 11th) when they send a total of almost 3000 lbs. (more than 1300 kg) into the ring in six heavyweight bouts. In the main event WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev (111.6 kg / 246 lbs.) Continue reading

Interview with Francesco Pianeta

MAGDEBURG – For the second time in his career, he’s on the brink of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. The Italian-German fighter Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) may have wasted his first opportunity two years ago against the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, but now he has a whole different opponent to deal with – the Uzbek Ruslan Chagaev (33-1-2, 20 KOs), nicknamed “The White Tyson”. And he surely believes in his chances against the boxer who, among others, has managed to beat the Russian giant Nikolay Valuev…

“Ruslan can reflect on a stellar career. He’s made it very far in our sport, but his best days are well behind him. It’s highly doubtful he’ll ever reproduce these performances, so I’m giving myself a good chance to win this fight,” says the likeable 30-year old cancer conqueror in an exclusive interview to Continue reading

Ruslan Chagaev and Francesco Pianeta looking sharp and ready for their heavyweight showdown

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev and challenger Francesco Pianeta are ready for their title fight this Saturday (July 11th) at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Both fighters looked very sharp and focused at the public workout at Allee Center in Magdeburg doing some pad work with their trainers Dirk Dzemski (Pianeta) and Pedro Diaz and Artur Grigorian (Chagaev). Continue reading

Chagaev vs. Pianeta: WBA Heavyweight Champion has to face Oquendo and Browne next

This Saturday (July 11th) WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev will defend his title against Francesco Pianeta. The winner will not have a lot of time to enjoy his victory. The World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered two mandatories for the old or new Champion after exceptionally allowing Chagaev a voluntary defense one year after the “White Tyson” won the vacant title in Grozny by majority decision over Fres Oquendo. Continue reading

Russian Rapper Timati performs at Ruslan Chagaev’s walk-in on July 11th

WBA World Heavyweight Championship Chagaev vs. Pianeta in Magdeburg

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev will get a special musical support for his upcoming title defense against Francesco Pianeta next Saturday (July 11th) at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Russian Rap-Superstar Timati will perform live at Chagaev’s walk-in. Continue reading

Chagaev looking forward to Pianeta fight

On Monday Ruslan Chagaev and Francesco Pianeta, their respective trainers Pedro Diaz and Dirk Dzemski as well as promoter Timur Dugazaev and co-promoter Ulf Steinforth met for a press conference at Casino Esplanade in Hamburg, Germany. And the regular WBA World HeavyweighT Champion and his challenger perfectly adjusted to the location. Continue reading

Watch the presser Klitschko vs. Pianeta via “Hangout On Air” on Google+

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight and “The Ring” Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his contender Francesco Pianeta will start with a press conference in the fight week on April 29.

For the second time, the press conference can be seen via “Hangout On Air” on the Google+ page of the Klitschko Brothers. The press conference will start at 2 p.m. CET. To watch it just click on

Following the press conference is a fan hangout, for which fans were able to apply on the Google+ page of the Klitschko Brothers. The fan hangout can also be seen live via “Hangout On Air” on Google+. The fan hangout will start at around 3.30 p.m. CET.

Klitschko vs. Pianeta: Wladimir in stay busy fight on May 4th in Mannheim, Germany

wlad3IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) has decided to squeeze in what should be an easy stay busy fight against unbeaten challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KO’s) on May 4th at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany.

This is a tune-up of sorts for the 37-year-old Wladimir to get ready for his fight against WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin for who Wladimir must face by the end of August according to the World Boxing Association rules. Continue reading